Mount is the process of making available to the computer a new file system device, like a disk drive or a network share.

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USB 3 hard drive not mountable on Linux

I am trying to mount an external hard drive with ext2 filesystem. "dmesg" tells me: > dmesg | grep sdb [ 3.436513] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 1953525168 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/931 GiB) [ ...
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Mount the same VHD file from multiple user sessions

Is it possible to mount the same VHD file from two different user sessions? I'm using Windows 7. Scenario: user 1 logs in, mounts the VHD file user 2 logs in, mounts the same VHD file My VHD file ...
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Mount vagrant box on local machine

Vagrant can mount local directory to the guest machine via config.vm.synced_folder but is it possible to mount the whole guest machine as a local directory so I can access applications and settings on ...
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du Command in Ubuntu Terminal Giving Weird File Sizes - Samba Share

When running the du command I usually do something like this: du -h Then, the output is something like this (du -h /home/bob/): . . . 40K /home/bob/.pulse 12K ...
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mounting nfs gives “access denied by server while mounting (null)”

I've recently upgraded one of our machines to debian Squeeze from lenny. Previously, these machines mounted 2 NFS shares /home and /home/scans/data After the upgrade they can only mount one at a ...
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cifs mount locks processes after period of inactivity

I am successfully mounting our windows share on my ubuntu box (kubuntu in this case). However, after a period of inactivity any process that tries to access it will hang/lock up. It should be noted I ...
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mounting/mnt/usb-generic in ubuntu 14.04

This is error occurred for me while booting ubuntu 14.04: An error occurred while mounting/mnt/usb-generic_USB2.0-CRW_20100201 press S to skip or M for manual recovery. Can anyone tell how to ...
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browse a library of iso without mounting each iso

I have a library of iso images of older CD-ROM of media and of software. I am not sure if this is the best way to store legacy media and software... please speak out if you have another solution. ...
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USB hard drive not showing up under /dev/

I'm running Ubuntu 14.01 on a BeagleBone Black with LXDE. I have a USB hard drive that auto mounts (a prompt comes up in LXDE and I have to enter my password) if I connect it after the computer have ...
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Unable to mount a 1TB external drive on Ubuntu

When I plug my external hard drive in the USB port, it doesn't get auto mounted. So I did a sudo fdisk -l but was unable to find an entry for my external drive. Then I did a dmesg and found the ...
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Difference between su vs root SSH login for mounting?

I have a bash script luks that I use in Android for mounting/umounting encrypted devices, that can be called in a terminal emulator with su -c "luks ..." The script works ok for the first part, ...
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dual boot ubuntu with windows 8

I want to install Ubuntu beside my windows 8 but I made a mistake that i installed only Ubuntu ,but when I logged in Ubuntu and went to open my partitions , an error appeared said tha Error ...
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How to boot a KVM virtual machine raw image to VirtualBox?

I have received a .img file of a server which is a Virtual Machine running in a KVM environment. The Virtual Machine was installed with Ubuntu. I would now like to take this .img file and "emulate" ...
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Windows Mount Timeouts

I have a Windows Vista share mounted onto a Linux Mint 17 laptop. If I go too long without using the share, the mount times out and I can no longer access any files from the Windows machine. The ...
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Mounting Windows 8.1 hosted network volume on OS X Marericks 10.9.4

From a Windows 8 machine, I have shared an NTFS partition, full rights. On the Mac, I can access it as expected. However, if I right-click on the volume and select Make alias, I will get the ...
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Kali linux live usb persistence low on rootfs

Well what my main problem is rootfs and how it has 7G of space when im booting it off a 32g flashdrive (Live encrypted usb persistence is when your flashdrive keeps all current data you have done on ...
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Unable to access hard drive

I am trying to mount my external hard drive but I keep getting this error Unable to access “Backup Data” Error mounting /dev/sdb3 at /media/root/Backup Data: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How much dangerous rm -rf is?

Does rm -rf dir/ erase filesystems mounted below dir/ (say in dir/a)?
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ntfs_pread failed - unable to mount

My WD Passport external driver had been working well for several months. Recently I've been having random restarts in my laptop which has been since fixed. But I am not sure if that's what caused my ...
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Choose native linux filesystem for usb stick [closed]

I happy to have only linux hosts in my surroundings. So I may choose other filesystems than vfat for usb sticks. I'd like to use something that is more native to linux. I tried ext4 but get ...
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What is this mystery volume in Windows 8.1?

What is this mysterious volume listed in Optimize Drives list in Windows 8.1? I only have one hard disk, drive C:.
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linux refused to mount a valid partition

My setup is a linux box with 1 partition used thought LVM - has been working for years. I add a freeze and after the reboot the partition cannot be mounted: mount -r -t ext3 /dev/pve/data ...
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mount cifs: input/output error

I'm running fedora 20. I can connect successfully to a shared Windows folder via files > connect to server; however, when I try mounting the share manually I get various errors: sudo mount.cifs ...
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Is it safe to format this partition?

On a ubuntu server I own, I am running out of space. When I ran sudo parted /dev/sda -l to find all available drives, I got this: Model: ATA ST31000528AS (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size ...
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Disk partition errors after size change

I increased the disk size of one of my VM when it was running. After a reboot, I get the following error message (at boot time): Mounting local filesystems...failed Now the VM is only accessible ...
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Permanent loop device?

Are loop devices on Linux that are created with losetup supposed to be permanent? This does not seem to be the case for me. Whenever I restart my computer I see that the loop device is gone. I am ...
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How do I deal with BTRFS raid1 when usb disk device mappings changes?

I created a btrfs raid1 one by using "mkfs.btrfs /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdg1". It worked fine but next time I restarted my pc it seemed like the sdg device became sdf therefor btrfs refused to mount this ...
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Mounting HFS Volume on Win 7

I have an HFS volume on a USB disk. When I plug it in, Windows wants to format. I've had not luck with HFS Explorer. I go to Disk Management -> Right click the HFS disk and select Properties -> Goto ...
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HP Pavilion cannot boot Windows 8; C:\ drive is in computer:///

I was trying out Kali Linux for the first time on my Windows 8 machine using a LiveUSB, and I somehow made my computer unable to boot my original OS. Looking in Computer, while using Kali, I see that ...
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How to mount 7 desktop pc's into a 7u rack? [closed]

I am clustering 7 desktop computers and would like to put them in a rack. I have an 8U rack and 1U will be taken up by the ethernet switch. I will take out the optical drives. I plan on putting each ...
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Can't mount a usb disk in my raspberry pi

When I execute "sudo blkid" I get: /dev/mmcblk0p1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="boot" UUID="993B-8922" TYPE="vfat" /dev/mmcblk0p2: UUID="fc254b57-8fff-4f96-9609-ea202d871acf" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sdb1: ...
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Linux machine restarting

I did some changes in /fsab ,also mounted some temporary mounts using mount command .Now the Problem is something has gone wrong and My machine is rebooting automatically after 3 min. please help me ...
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fstab is empty. Is it possible to generate it from mtab?

Normally it should be fine with an empty fstab file (except one data disk). It looks like this: # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM LABEL=DATA /data ext4 auto,rw,relatime 0 0 But I am on an ...
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Change expandrive mount location

I am using expandrive to mount a remote linux drive on my Mac. It mounts to /Volumes/myremote. I want to mount it to /myremote. Is this possible? How can I accomplish it?
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Two questions about Windows Storage Spaces and Linux

So when I first configured my desktop I only had Windows 8.1 installed. When I installed my second hard-drive (I have Windows 8.1 and Linux on a separate SSD), I made the mistake of making it a ...
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What does mounting a drive on the /home directory do?

I am running a Rocks Cluster version of CentOS 6.5 and have two internal hard drives installed. When I installed the Rocks OS onto my machine it only made use of one of my two 250GB drives. I have ...
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Rsync doesn't allow me copy files into mounted filesystems

I configured rsyncd.conf for public access in my rpi: log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log timeout = 600 max connections = 20 uid = nobody gid = nogroup read only = yes list = yes [public] path = ...
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Auto mount domain shares based on domain user groups

We are currently working getting some Linux computers integrated into our Active Directory domain at work. I have pretty much gotten everything set up but I am trying to figure out how to get Linux to ...
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Unable to mount 2TB NTFS hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04

Can somebody assist me on this one? Error mounting /dev/sdg4 at /media/jote/DATA_4: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdg4" ...
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Mounted drive changed mount point after motherboard change in Ubuntu 14.04

I changed chassis and switched motherboards from an Asus Z87I-Pro to an Asus Z87-Pro - essentially the same except for form factors. While switching, I made note of how the hard drives were connected, ...
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Changing file permissions on an HFS+ filesystem

I ran the command fdisk -l to find out what my external drive is formatted to, I found out it's uses GPT partitions and the filesystem is HFS+. When I try and create a new folder on the external ...
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Cifs share doesn't preserve permission configuration in smb.conf (775 instead of 777)

So I have a share on ubuntu that is accessed through both ubuntu and windows machines. my relevant smb.conf is like this: path = /share create_mask = 0777 force create mode = 0777 security mask = ...
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How to view mounted CD drive in Solaris 10

Say I have a Solaris 10 Virtual machine VM mounted on vmware platform and I only have telnet terminal to connect to it. How do I see if this VM has a CD already mounted? thanks
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Mounting a unionfs hides ALL lower-layer files

I have partitions in /dev/mmcblk0p5 and /dev/mmcblk0p7. I would like to union them together such that p5 is read-only and p7 holds the changes. I'm mounting p5 on /ro-root and p7 on /root-overlay. / ...
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Error mounting fstab

I have read many questions and answers in this and other forums before asking. I watched videos on Youtube to learn how to deal with the fstab file too. So forgive me for bringing back this doubt ...
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how to mount a crashing HFS+ to ubuntu 14

I have a mac hard drive that is crashing that I am trying to pull all of the files off of. I want to be able to remove files from the drive so that I can narrow down where the issues are to try to ...
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Executing multiple commands using winexe

./bin/winexe -U <username>%<password> //<ip> "cmd.exe /c net use x: \\\\<ip>\\share /user:<user> <password>" This command works fine, but for me to run another ...
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Store disc images on a hard drive

I'm cleaning up around my computer (A Win7 ultimate machine), and part of my plan is to rip all my program CDs and store them on a dedicated 1TB hard drive. My initial plan was to simply dump the ...
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Create an image of a partition that I can mount on windows/linux

I am going to change my PC but I would like to create an image of the partition of my old PC (windows is installed there) that can I use on my new PC (I mean just reading/writing data not running the ...
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Recovering data from possibly corrupted Truecrypt volume

I have an external hard drive (no system files on it) which has been encrypted using truecrypt. Suddenly today when i tried to mount the hard drive, I got the following error: Incorrect password or ...